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Matt Hudson , Senior Policy Adviser, Mutuals Team, Cabinet Office

Matt Hudson , Senior Policy Adviser, Mutuals Team, Cabinet Office

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  • Public Service MutualsMatt HudsonSenior Policy Adviser, Mutuals Team, Cabinet Office UNCLASSIFIED
  • The Coalition Programme for Government made clear the commitmentto new forms of organisations to deliver public services● “We will support the creation and expansion of mutuals, co-operatives, charities and social enterprises, and enable these groups to have much greater involvement in the running of public services● We will give public sector workers a new right to form employee-owned co- operatives and bid to take over the services they deliver. This will empower millions of public sector workers to become their own boss and help them to deliver better services.” One of the models that is becoming increasingly established is the mutual. One of the models that is becoming increasingly established is the mutual. UNCLASSIFIED 2
  • The policy landscape put mutuals at the forefront of thepublic service reform agenda The Government defines a public service mutuals as: An organisation that has spun out of the public sector, and …continues to deliver public servicesHow do we define How do we define and aa public service public service mutual? … involves a high degree of employee control. mutual? When considering public service mutuals there are a wide variety of types of provider and hence of business model. These can include for-profits, not-for-profits, charities, social enterprises, community interest companies. The Open Public Services White paper makes The Localism Act shifts power from central a clear commitment to increase diversity of government back into the hands of provision to help support the Governments individuals, communities and councils. key strategic objectives: greater value for money; better, more innovative services and It creates a new set of rights for communities.The Policy Context The Policy Context transferring power from the State to the These rights will put community, voluntary individual: and charity groups - including public sector employees - first in line when it comes to running public services UNCLASSIFIED 3
  • Commissioners and LA executives also tell us how public servicemutuals support wider council objectives Fiscal ChallengesAnglian Community Enterprise achieved 4.5% efficiency savings in 2011/2012 worth £1.4 The Tri-Boroughs will realise savings of over million. £475,000 over 4 years through reductions in Cost the contract value with 3BM, a new schools By opting for charitable status staff efficiencies support services mutualAspire Sussex ltd can see opportunities for diversifying their income, through grants and donations, which they City Health Care Partnership’s would have been unable to do as part Access new small grants scheme supports of the council. community and voluntary income streams organisations in the area to develop health and wellbeing CHUMS has grown from Transformin related activities. employing 12 staff to 30 (150% Support Increasing increase) in under 12 months. local growth g local social value Sussex County Council markets support mutuals as partThe youth mutual in of a drive to reduce theKensington and Staff and role of the council as aChelsea will include Outcome based community direct service provider.young people on the commissioningboard of directors. ownership models Strategic Localism Commissioning UNCLASSIFIED 4
  • A growing number of mutuals are being created across the country – with a wide geographical spreadEstablished mutuals in Established mutuals in England, 2010 England, 2012 Map of Geographical Spread of Established Public Service Mutuals 2010-2012 The map provides an indication of the geographical location of these projects We are continuing to build our understanding of ongoing and completed projects across the public sector. We published an emerging pipeline of projected on 25th June UNCLASSIFIED 5
  • Mutuals are becoming established and being developed in anincreasingly wide range of sectors and service areas UNCLASSIFIED 6
  • Support: The Mutuals Support Programme Mutuals Mutuals Managed by Cabinet Office, this will provide initial Information Information information, generic advice on key issues , case studies, Service: online Service: online opportunities for peer support and knowledge sharing. resource resource http://mutuals.cabinetoffice.gov.uk Delivered by a consortium of industry experts, led by PA Mutuals Mutuals Consulting, the hotline will provide information, sign- Information Information posting and case management for existing or potential Service: Hotline Service: Hotline Mutuals, and refer cases for support to the Mutuals Support Programme 0845 5390 543 Mutuals Support Mutuals Support Taking referrals from the Mutuals Information Service, Programme: Programme: the Cabinet Office will contract for professional services Professional Professional (e.g. tax, legal, HR or business advice) to assist fledgling support services support services mutuals with the greatest promise http://mutuals.cabinetoffice.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED 8
  • Support: Mutuals Ambassadors We are also providing support on a pro-bono basis through our Mutuals Ambassadors Programme. The Ambassadors have a diverse range of skills and experience in order to do the following: • Troubleshoot • Use their commercial expertise • Advocate and promote • Develop policy and the pipeline UNCLASSIFIED 10
  • Support: Local Authority Mutuals Commissioners’ Group●We have recently established a group of 15 LA commissioners to provide insight and practical solutions that others can learn from●Its role is to: • Provide challenge and steer • Collaborate with peers and central government • Champion the agenda●The group are helping us to develop a “Commissioners Tool Box” that will be available on the Mutuals Information Service UNCLASSIFIED 11
  • Environment: Identifying solutions to barriers and templates for solving● We are undergoing research into a number of the challenges facing mutuals and using this to guide the support available in the following areas: Understanding TUPE - developing a Guide for PSM leaders on how to handle TUPE effectively, including templates and best practice from leading practitioners. Pensions - Engaging with CLG on local government pensions to understand admission routes to becoming an admitted body and potential impact of Fair Deal policy review VAT - Guidance produced by MSP contracts will be made available on MIS as case studies on how the VAT issue is navigated in practice. Assets – we have produced guidance including options and choices on acquiring and transferring assets and model set of agreements available on MIS Access to finance – we are undertaking research in order to better understand the finance needs of public service mutuals, particularly post spin-out Procurement - Significant work has taken place to simplify and streamline the procurement process to help PSMs when bidding for work UNCLASSIFIED 13
  • Working with local authorities to demonstrate the business case andpromote effective mutual models.Immediate focus and aims include... Procurement services Procurement services Support the development of the first spin out mutual in procurement services Support the development of the first spin out mutual in procurement servicesSchool Support Services School Support Services Promote and develop existing models (eg: 3BM) to meet appetite from LAs Promote and develop existing models (eg: 3BM) to meet appetite from LAs Libraries Libraries Work with LAs (eg York CC) to demonstrate aaviable model in library and culture services Work with LAs (eg York CC) to demonstrate viable model in library and culture services Leisure Leisure Promote existing successful business models (e.g. GLL) to LAs Promote existing successful business models (e.g. GLL) to LAs Adult Social Care Adult Social Care Build on learning and models from existing social care spin outs to encourage next wave Build on learning and models from existing social care spin outs to encourage next wave Work with LAs to develop innovative multi-stakeholder models for children’s centres , , Work with LAs to develop innovative multi-stakeholder models for children’s centres Children’s Centres Children’s Centres supported by new statutory guidance supported by new statutory guidance Planning services Planning services Work with Local Partnership pilots to support new mutuals in Planning Advisory Services Work with Local Partnership pilots to support new mutuals in Planning Advisory Services UNCLASSIFIED 14
  • Empowering millions of public sector workers to become their own bossand help them to deliver better services●You can... have a greater say in the way your service is run● You can... have the autonomy and freedom to innovate and improve service delivery●You can... ring the MIS hotline and access MSP professional support services●You can... access support and advice via the Mutuals Ambassadors● You can... Visit our website for access to a range of tools and templates to make your mutual happen UNCLASSIFIED 15
  • Thank you! Matt Hudson matthew.hudson@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.ukWhy dont you take a look at the new Mutuals Information Service Website: http://mutuals.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ UNCLASSIFIED 16